Coal Exports by Country

Coal Exports by Country

Leading fossil fuel export

The value of coal exports by country totaled US$78.9 billion in 2015. That amount represents a -45.2% decline from 2011 when coal shipments were valued at $144 billion. Year over year, the value of exported coal fell by -20.8% from 2014 to 2015.

From a continental perspective, coal exports from Oceania (mostly Australia with a tiny amount from New Zealand) amounted to $28.4 billion or 36% of the global total. Asian exporters generated 24.4%, followed by European suppliers at 17.8% and North American providers at 10.6%.

Latin America (excluding Mexico) and Caribbean nations came in at 5.6%, followed closely by African coal exporters at 5.5%.

The 4-digit Harmonized Tariff System code prefix for coal is 2701.

Coal Exports by Country

Below are the 15 countries that exported the highest dollar value worth of coal during 2015:

  1. Australia: US$28.4 billion (36% of total coal exports)
  2. Indonesia: $16.4 billion (20.8%)
  3. Russia: $9.3 billion (11.7%)
  4. United States: $5.7 billion (7.2%)
  5. South Africa: $4.3 billion (5.4%)
  6. Colombia: $4.3 billion (5.4%)
  7. Netherlands: $3 billion (3.8%)
  8. Canada: $2.7 billion (3.4%)
  9. North Korea: $1.1 billion (1.4%)
  10. Poland: $737.2 million (0.9%)
  11. Mongolia: $542.6 million (0.7%)
  12. China: $498.2 million (0.6%)
  13. Czech Republic: $327.9 million (0.4%)
  14. Vietnam: $265.1 million (0.3%)
  15. Belgium: $232.9 million (0.3%)


 

All 15 of these top countries saw the value of their coal exports decline from 2011 to 2015, ranging from -8.5% for North Korea and -18.6% for Russia to -81.7% for China and -83.4% for Vietnam.

The listed 15 countries shipped 98.4% of all coal exported in 2015.

Searchable List of All Coal Exporting Countries

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RankExporter2015 Coal Exports% World Total
1.AustraliaUS$28.4 billion36%
2.Indonesia$16.4 billion20.8%
3.Russia$9.3 billion11.7%
4.United States$5.7 billion7.2%
5.South Africa$4.3 billion5.4%
6.Colombia$4.3 billion5.4%
7.Netherlands$3 billion3.8%
8.Canada$2.7 billion3.4%
9.North Korea$1.1 billion1.4%
10.Poland$737.2 million0.9%
11.Mongolia$542.6 million0.7%
12.China$498.2 million0.6%
13.Czech Republic$327.9 million0.4%
14.Vietnam$265.1 million0.3%
15.Belgium$232.9 million0.3%
16.Ukraine$223.3 million0.3%
17.Kazakhstan$169.1 million0.2%
18.Philippines$147.9 million0.2%
19.Spain$105.2 million0.1%
20.India$101.1 million0.1%
21.Venezuela$96.2 million0.1%
22.United Kingdom$91.9 million0.1%
23.Germany$36.6 million0.05%
24.Chile$28.6 million0.04%
25.Peru$25.6 million0.03%
26.Kuwait$24.6 million0.03%
27.Egypt$22.9 million0.03%
28.Iran$19.4 million0.02%
29.Trinidad/Tobago$18.4 million0.02%
30.Ireland$15.6 million0.02%
31.France$14.3 million0.02%
32.Swaziland$13.3 million0.02%
33.Turkey$12.8 million0.02%
34.Italy$11.4 million0.01%
35.Malaysia$10.1 million0.01%
36.Latvia$6.6 million0.01%
37.Denmark$6.6 million0.01%
38.Croatia$6.1 million0.01%
39.Botswana$5.5 million0.01%
40.Bulgaria$5.4 million0.01%
41.Andorra$5.1 million0.01%
42.South Korea$4.1 million0.01%
43.Thailand$4.1 million0.01%
44.Lithuania$3.9 million0.005%
45.Belarus$3.1 million0.004%
46.Mozambique$2.8 million0.003%
47.Slovakia$2.2 million0.003%
48.United Arab Emirates$1.9 million0.002%
49.Zambia$1.4 million0.002%
50.Chad$966,0000.001%
51.Mexico$884,0000.001%
52.Japan$735,0000.001%
53.Greece$696,0000.001%
54.Macedonia$572,0000.001%
55.Austria$524,0000.001%
56.Portugal$475,0000.001%
57.Brazil$466,0000.001%
58.Slovenia$463,0000.001%
59.Taiwan$446,0000.001%
60.Pakistan$370,0000.0005%
61.Romania$355,0000.0005%
62.Kyrgyzstan$319,0000.0004%
63.Argentina$290,0000.0004%
64.Bhutan$281,0000.0004%
65.Myanmar$218,0000.0003%
66.Sweden$170,0000.0002%
67.Malawi$163,0000.0002%
68.Georgia$130,0000.0002%
69.Saudi Arabia$103,0000.0001%
70.Nigeria$95,0000.0001%
71.Singapore$89,0000.0001%
72.Serbia$83,0000.0001%
73.Cuba$36,0000.00005%
74.Jordan$30,0000.00004%
75.Finland$23,0000.00003%
76.Kenya$19,0000.00002%
77.Bosnia/Herzegovina$19,0000.00002%
78.Honduras$18,0000.00002%
79.Switzerland$18,0000.00002%
80.New Zealand$17,0000.00002%
81.Hungary$13,0000.00002%
82.Gabon$11,0000.00001%
83.Moldova$9,0000.00001%
84.Namibia$7,0000.00001%
85.Luxembourg$5,0000.00001%
86.Djibouti$4,0000.00001%
87.Afghanistan$4,0000.00001%
88.Dominican Republic$3,0000.000004%
89.Ghana$3,0000.000004%
90.Qatar$3,0000.000004%
91.St. Pierre/Miquelon$2,0000.000003%
92.Oman$2,0000.000003%
93.Albania$2,0000.000003%
94.Guyana$1,0000.000001%
95.Côte d'Ivoire$1,0000.000001%
96.Israel$1,0000.000001%
97.Tajikistan$1,0000.000001%

See also Crude Oil Exports by Country and Petroleum Gas Exports by Country

Research Sources:
Trade Map, International Trade Centre. Accessed on May 2, 2016